Monash University Volleyball Club Celebrates 50 Years!

Come help the Monash University Volleyball Club as they celebrate 50 years! There are a range of events, sports and other activities which you can get involved in.

2015 Victorian Volleyball League Round 1 @ MUVC Home
Monash University Volleyball Club vs  Melbourne Uni Renegades

We kick off our 2015 state league season and our 50th Anniversary Year with the official 2015 Victorian Volleyball League Round 1 matches to be played at our home base! The day promises to be an exciting day for players, family and fans with fun-filled activities between matches. Come down and cheer for your club, favourite player and team as we compete against our traditional arch-rival - Melbourne Uni Renegades!

When: 21 March
Where: Monash University Sports Stadium Clayton
Doors Open: 3pm till late
Matches incl. Men’s and Women’s Premier and Reserve teams

MUVC Past vs Present & Inter-Campus & International Alumni One Day Tournament
Are they as good as their predecessors? Will smarts, wisdom (sneaky tactics) prevail against the youth of today? Can the Facebook generation live up to their potential? Can our inter-campus and international volleyball friends show us a trick or two? Come and join us as we present our past and present players of MUVC with a challenge. Who will reign supreme? Join us for a fun-filled day, as we laugh, reminisce and take a trip down memory lane.  
When: May 2015, we are finalising our event - stay tuned here for details
Where: Monash University Sports Stadium Clayton
Open to: This event is open to all past or present players, fellow Monash alumni from other campuses and our international student/staff community.

MUVC 50th Anniversary Black Tie Event

Join us in celebrating 50 years of MUVC as we showcase the decades of playing for MUVC from past and present players through photos, videos, awards and achievements. Share your memories, reminisce and remember...How many will claim the honour of being the oldest member of MUVC? Wear your medals, claim bragging rights to past championships. Come and shine in your glamour & black tie in this not-to-be missed evening function.

When: 18 July
Where: we are finalising our event - stay tuned here for details

Please visit their website for more information.

TeamMONASH wins the first leg of the Varsity Challenge


TeamMONASH won the first leg of the Varsity Challenge, 5 games to 0 against Melbourne University last night.

Winning all the games in the first leg of the Varsity Challenge brings Monash University one step closer to taking home the Varsity Challenge trophy in 2015.

In 2014 Monash University took home the trophy, winning 5 matches to 4. They aim to bring the trophy home again this year.

Match results are as follows:
Soccer Womens WIN 2-1
Soccer Mens WIN by penalty shoot out.
Basketball Womens WIN by 2 points
Basketball Mens WIN by 15 points.
Touch Rugby Mixed WIN

Monash University will take on Melbourne again in the away leg, Wednesday 18 March 2015. Free transport to the event is provided for all those who are wishing to spectate. More information online.

Varsity Challenge - Come Join the Fan Zone!

Show your Monash pride, wear your Monash blue and come help cheer Monash to victory at the Varsity Challenge – 2 weeks of sporting competition for the inaugural Varsity Challenge trophy. The head-to-head competitions include the following sports:

  • Men's and Women's Soccer
  • Men's and Women's Hockey
  • Men's and Women's Basketball
  • Men's and Women's Volleyball
  • Men's AFL
  • Mixed Touch Football
 Spectators are invited to come to Monash and Melbourne University and support their fellow Monash University students in our fan zone.

Monash-Hosted event:
On Wednesday 11 March students are invited to come down to Monash Sport, Clayton Campus (a map can be found here) to cheer Monash on to victory!
FREE food and face painting will be provided with a festival atmosphere. The matches are guaranteed to be exciting - don't miss out!

Melbourne-Hosted event:
Come cheer Monash as they take on Melbourne University on their home turf. Free transport to away campus events will be provided. The away leg will be at the Parkville Campus (opposite IKON Park).
Free buses are provided for those wishing to come spectate. Buses will leave from the Robert Blackwood Hall at Monash University at 3pm and 4pm. Arrive early to secure your place on the bus.

University Sport Update - Australian Universities rugby sevens join the road to Rio

Australian University Sport (AUS) is pleased to announce the Australian Universities rugby sevens women’s and men’s teams for 2015.
Student athletes have been chosen to form a select squad of university rugby sevens talent and will compete at the Australian Rugby Union’s (ARU) National Sevens Championships in Narrabeen, NSW from 7-8 March.
Front row: Ash Reid
Kneeling (L-R): Tim Murray (coach), Erica Fowler, Samantha Boholt, Samantha Thorton, Elizabeth Cook-Black, Sara Mills (Physio)
Standing (L-R): Nik Granger (Manager), Maddison Schuck, Olivia Patterson, Asako Ono, Phoebe Shirlow, Amelia Kuk, Sophie Williams, Brianne Rossato, Michaela Wright, Sean Barrett (Assistant Coach)

The tournament forms part of the ARU’s selection process for the National Sevens squads. With the sport set to debut in the 2016 Summer Olympics, both the national men’s and women’s coaches will be seeking out new talent to join them in Rio de Janeiro, as well as at the 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
2015 is the first year AUS has been invited to send a team to compete at the tournament, and actively encourages and supports students simultaneously pursuing tertiary qualifications and elite sporting careers.

AUS National Programs Manager Donna Spethman is confident that the Australian Universities team will make an impact on ARU selectors at the Championships.

‘As the peak body representing university sport in Australia, AUS is excited to extend national representative opportunities to students who performed well at its national Australian University Games event in 2014,” Ms Spethman said.

National Director of Australian Sevens and Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach Geraint John will be scouting players who show not just sporting prowess, but the leadership expected of an elite athlete both on and off the field.

"I am looking for players who show unrivalled enthusiasm for the game and demonstrate the attitude, character and skills to match,” Mr John said.

Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh says emerging talent will need to prove they possess the qualities required to excel at an Olympic or Commonwealth Games level.

“Members of the National Sevens squad encompass elite potential in the sport’s core competencies and a point of difference in one or more of those areas – namely, speed, agility, ball skills, power and fitness,” Mr Walsh explained.

“The National Sevens women’s program is on the lookout for players with a ruthless competitive instinct and an indelible passion for the sport."

Rugby sevens is a growing sport at the annual Australian University Games, managed by AUS, where the Australian Universities initial team squads have been chosen from.

AUS congratulates those selected to the Australian Universities men’s and women’s teams:

WOMEN (Uni Joeys)MEN
Olivia PattersonCharles Sturt UniversityNetani QicatabuaMonash University
Brianne RossatoJames Cook UniversityJosh McCormackThe University of Newcastle
Michaela WrightJames Cook UniversityRichard KayQueensland University of Technology
Sophie WilliamsJames Cook UniversityJustin FourieThe University of Sydney
Phoebe ShirlowJames Cook UniversityMatt NarracottThe University of Sydney
Libby Cook-BlackJames Cook UniversityCameron MasonThe University of Sydney
Madison SchuckQueensland University of TechnologyChristian YassminThe University of Sydney
Amelia KopstarrQueensland University of TechnologySteven VassiloudisThe University of Sydney
Asako OnoThe University of QueenslandDylan VieiraThe University of Sydney
Sam BoholtUniversity of the Sunshine CoastThomas Hill University of Technology, Sydney
Erica FowlerUniversity of the Sunshine CoastJack ClancyUniversity of Technology, Sydney
Sammy ThorntonUniversity of the Sunshine CoastBrandon QuinnUniversity of Technology, Sydney
Tim MurrayCoachJason GrierCoach
Sean BarrettAssistant CoachColin ChristieAssistant Coach
Nik GrangerManagerFudge AtshanManager

Story originally posted by UniSport.

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